ATMs can be found throughout the DR. Most charge fees (around RD$115 on average) and have relatively low withdrawal limits. Credit and debit cards widely accepted in cities and tourism related businesses – Visa and MasterCard more common than Amex. Many tourist-related businesses, including most midrange and top-end hotels, list prices in US dollars, but accept pesos.
A shock to many first-timers, most restaurants add a whopping 28% (ITBIS of 18% and an automatic 10% service charge) to every bill. Menus don't always indicate whether prices include the tax and tip.
Restaurants Tipping generally not expected since 10% automatically added to total. If especially impressed, you can add whatever else you feel is deserved.
Taxis Typically, you can round up or give a little extra change.
Hotels A 10% service charge is often automatically included; however, a US$1 to US$2 per night gratuity left for cleaning staff is worth considering.